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Dogmatic Judaism

  • Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaismby Michael L. Morgan; Steven Weitzman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Over the centuries, the messianic tradition has provided the language through which modern Jewish philosophers, socialists, and Zionists envisioned a utopian future. Michael L. Morgan, Steven Weitzman, and an international group of leading scholars ask new questions and provide new ways of thinking about this enduring Jewish idea. Using the writings... more...

  • Das Judentum - Faszination & Mysteriumby Wolfgang Salzmann

    Rothus Verlag 2014; US$ 32.99

    Wohl keine andere Volksgruppe hat, gemessen an ihrer Verbreitung, derart großen Einfluss auf das abendländische Kultur und Geistesleben wie die Juden. Worin liegt das Geheimnis? In der Jahrhunderte alten Ausgrenzung bis zum Völkermord im Holocaust? In der Religion? Oder in etwas anderem? - Ziel dieses Buches ist es, Phänomen und Mysterium des Judentums... more...

  • Der jüdische Messianismus im Zeitalter der Emanzipationby George Y. Kohler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 149.14

    During the first half of the 19th century, traditional Jewish conceptions of the Messiah underwent a profound reinterpretation. In place of the vision of a messianic king, new ideas arose about an ideal world. G. Kohler demonstrates that this new reading of Jewish messianism did not originate from the works of the philosopher Hermann Cohen,... more...

  • Judaising Movementsby Tudor Parfitt; Emanuela Semi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The history of Judaising movements has been largely ignored by historians of religion. This volume analyzes the interplay between colonialism, a Judaism not traditionally viewed as proselytising but which at certain points was struggling to heed the Prophets and become a light unto the Gentiles' and the attraction for many different peoples of the... more...

  • Jesus and the Judaism of His Timeby Irving M. Zeitlin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    The main aim of this work is to understand Jesus as he saw himself, and to compare that self-understanding with the ways in which others have grasped the nature of his mission. more...

  • Jewsby Irving M. Zeitlin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    This book is a comprehensive account of how the Jews became a diaspora people. The term 'diaspora' was first applied exclusively to the early history of the Jews as they began settling in scattered colonies outside of Israel-Judea during the time of the Babylonian exile; it has come to express the characteristic uniqueness of the Jewish historical... more...

  • Jewish Insights on Death and Mourningby Jack Riemer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Forward by Sherwin B. Nuland As Jack Riemer demonstrates in this collection of Jewish resources for mourning and healing, the Jewish tradition has much to offer those who seek its help in time of need. Here are personal as well as practical writings by contemporary authors about the Shivah period, Kaddish, Yizkor, Yahrzeit, and less familiar practices... more...

  • The Future of Jewish Theologyby Steven Kepnes

    Wiley 2012; US$ 38.95 US$ 33.76

    This engaging argument for the future of Jewish theology, written by a renowned Jewish scholar, provides a rounded introduction to the faith, its history, and its place in the modern world. Explores foundational Jewish structures and concepts through the discussion and interpretation of Jewish texts Argues that we must acknowledge holiness as... more...

  • Contemplative Nationby Cass Fisher

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    Contemplative Nation challenges the long-standing view that theology is not a vital part of the Jewish tradition. For political and philosophical reasons, both scholars of Judaism and Jewish thinkers have sought to minimize the role of theology in Judaism. This book constructs a new model for understanding Jewish theological language that emphasizes... more...

  • Maimonides and Spinozaby Joshua Parens

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Until the last century, it was generally agreed that Maimonides was a great defender of Judaism, and Spinoza?as an Enlightenment advocate for secularization?among its key opponents. However, a new scholarly consensus has recently emerged that the teachings of the two philosophers were in fact much closer than was previously thought. In his perceptive... more...